On 7 January, security forces arrested a former member of Ansar al-Sharia, Amad al-Ghariyani, aka “al-Zubeir”, in a house in Zawiyya. Al-Ghariyani was handed over to the Special Deterrence Forces (Rada) in Tripoli.

On 2 January, Nigeria’s Defence Minister, Kla Mawari, stated that several Nigerien solders located at the Niger-Libya border were attacked and killed by ‘fundamentalist’ fighters based in Libyan territory.